Interactive writing assignment on street design in my bicycle and pedestrian planning class

“What we’re doing when we put one-way streets there is we’re over-engineering automobility,” Riggs says, “at the expense of people who want a more livable environment.” Profile on two-way street conversion work from the Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/04/17/why-one-way-streets-really-are-the-worst/

Pedestrian zones and bike lanes, increased access to green space, investing in sustainable infrastructure — all may lead to a more enlightened metropolis. But according to a study by two academics, one of the easiest, cheapest route to improving a city may be re-routing, specifically, eliminating one-way streets. John Gilderbloom and William Riggs’ paper Love […]

Op-Ed Featured on Planetizen: ‘Two-Ways’ to Fix Our Neighborhoods

Op-Ed Featured on Planetizen: ‘Two-Ways’ to Fix Our Neighborhoods Expanding on earlier research about the impacts of one-way streets on outcomes such as public health and property values, a new study examines a citywide case study in Louisville. A year ago, Planetizen published our op-ed on the positive outcomes achieved by converting multi-lane one-way streets […]